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The Sore Losers Premiere “Nightcrawler” Music Video

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Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new video by the Sore Losers. This powerful performance of “Nightcrawler”—a track from the band's 2016 album, Skydogs—was shot at the legendary Album De La Semaine TV show on Canal+ in France.

The Sore Losers are Jan Straetemans (vocals/guitar), Cedric Maes (guitar), Kevin Maenen (bass) and Alessio Di Turi (drums).

Founded in 2009, the Belgium-based four-piece mix punk rock, hard rock, indie and classic rock, sometimes sounding a bit like Black Sabbath, sometimes—as in “Nightcrawler”—recalling dark-alt-power of the Raconteurs.

Skydogs (and yes, the name was inspired by Duane Allman) is a 10-track collection of tunes that showcase the band’s raunchy sound; it's packed with ultra-electric fuzzy guitars that'll have you grab your leather jacket and head down to the front of the stage to dance to the beat of the living dead.

Asked to describe their sound, the band replied: "We're into good guitar playing with a groovy hard-rock rythm section. But we combine this with the spirit of proto-punk bands like the Stooges and MC5. I's a combination of both worlds."

The Sore Losers recently made their US debut in NYC and at SXSW.

For more about the band (and to see when and where they're playing next), visit thesorelosers.com and follow along on Facebook.

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.